ESP Biography


Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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P13785: Violence and Videogames in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
What effect do video games have on our minds if at all? Do they make us more violent? There's is a lot of conflicting information out there, but we will be breaking down the facts for you.

X13248: MIT Underground in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
MIT has a large interconnected basement that runs along Massachusetts Avenue and reaches the edge of Kendall Square. Navigate below the hustle of Splash and join this tour of the "MIT Tunnels"

P13250: Why did Spiderman Leave the MCU? Why is he back? in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Marvel movies are ever-present in today's cinemas, but how did this even begin? During this class we did discuss the development of the MCU into the franchise it is today as well as the politics behind Disney-Fox merger and the cross-studio deal between Disney and Sony that caused a stir.

X13495: Fundamentals of Baseball in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Ever flip the channel to a baseball game, and just wondered what was happening? Do you wonder why people even like baseball? This course will teach you the basic rules of baseball, share some oddities of the game, and hopefully make baseball a more enjoyable sport to watch.

E13496: Introduction to Redstone Engineering in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Redstone. It seems to be everywhere in mines, but the stacks of red dust just sit in a chest somewhere, forgotten about. Maybe you thought about building something with it, but anything more than a door with a button seemed like a daunting task. This class is to provide an introduction into redstone to the absolute beginner, and hopefully make building machines less intimidating.

P12954: The Legend of Link in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Discussion of the Legend of Zelda games, including various theories and timelines. This will be mostly focused on The Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, so it would be preferable if students are familiar with at least those two games.

E13002: Prototyping 101 feat. Fabulous Foamcore in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Having good prototypes is essential to good product design. You don't need a factory to make functional prototypes! We will learn about the design progress and dive right into the process.

P12364: Memeology in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Learn about memes and the surrounding social factors and implications on the on world wide web.